Long-Term reliability and serviceability data

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Doug J Forum Pro • Posts: 11,080
Re: Long-Term reliability and serviceability data
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MNE wrote:

Hello,

Does DPReview ever consider long-term equipment reliability data in their reviews or just initial quality? I suspect the answer is no, but wanted someone to confirm.

Mark

The reliability data is not available from the manufacturers. The only source I'm aware that has sufficient experience based on number of units, and competency in analysis is Lens Rentals. They published failure rates on lenses for several years, I don't know if they still do or if publish the data for both cameras and lenses.

One issue is it takes time to collect the data, when they have the information on a large enough number of a popular, particular camera it has probably been replaced with a new model. Reliability information for an older model doesn't necessarily apply to a new model.

Cheers,
Doug

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